The 2017 release of their debut album The Cold Sun showed UK heavy band Loathe at an impressive creative peak early on. Nearly impossible to pin down in a single genre, The Cold Sun impressively threw together elements of post-hardcore, deathcore, metalcore, and industrial to create a record that threw music fans for a loop. Their split with Holding Absence last year, which included the single “White Hot”, was a continued evolution of their sound – and now Loathe are making more noise with two new singles, “Gored” and “New Faces In The Dark”.
Cardiff’s Holding Absence have announced that their self titled debut album will be released through SharpTone Records on March 8th 2019. The post-hardcore quintet have also confirmed that they will be embarking on a UK headline tour in support of the record throughout March with special guests Capsize. The new album announcement comes right on the heels of their recently released new song, “Like A Shadow”.
After extensively touring the United States for the first time with I Set My Friends On Fire, post-hardcore band Annisokay have returned to their native Germany to play a handful of festivals and then continue to tour in support of their new album “Arms”, which is due out August 17th via Sharptone Records/Arising Empire. Despite being exceptionally busy, guitarist/clean vocalist Christoph Wieczorek took the time to answer some questions I had about the writing process, the difficulty in writing lyrics in a foreign language, as well was many other interesting topics. Be sure to support the guys by giving them a like on Facebook and preordering the album in your choice format here!
Long king of Orange County hardcore, Bleeding Through’s last record (A Great Fire) was released in 2012, and the band’s final show was just 3 short years ago. While the band has teased the last couple years that it might not be finished in some respect, it seems fairly clear, based on a recent video that Sharptone Records recently posted.
Seriously, listen about 15 seconds into the video – you can clearly hear vocalist Brendan Schieppati’s distinct vocals. The band releasing material on Sharptone would make a lot of sense, considering their penchant for signing veteran bands of the genre (Attila, WCAR), and considering that the door was left open for a reunion, it seems very likely this will happen. While it’s not 100% for certain (it could be Brendan’s other project, The Iron Son) you’ll want to keep an eye out for more details.